New Women's Residence Named in Memory of Henry T. Chamberlain
.LOYOLA UNIVERSITY dedicated its new women's residence,
Chamberlain Hall, on November 11th in a ceremony
conducted by a young Jesuit priest, son of the late
Loyola dean in whose memory the building is named.
Converted to a dormitory from two apartment houses
which have been joined together, the four story building
is the largest of the three women's residences at
Loyola. Its 50 rooms include rooms for studying, recreation,
laundry, and informal gatherings. The ninety-nine
young women who are housed there represent nine
states and three countries and, as a group, they boast the
highest scholastic average among the three residences.
Henry T. Chamberlain, whose name the new hall carries,
was a partner in the predecessor firm of Allen R.
Smart & Company, and continued as a partner in
Touche, Niven, Bailey & Smart until 1949. A major part
of his distinguished 30 year career was spent as both educator
and administrator at Loyola. In addition to his
post as dean (1931-46), he was a member of the Board
of Lay Trustees, comptroller of the University, and
chairman of the accounting department.
A teacher of unusual ability, he was especially noted
for his Certified Public Accountant review courses
which consistently produced gold medal winners in Illinois
State examinations. As president of both the American
Accounting Association and the Illinois Society of
CPAs, he was also a leader in his profession. Before his
death last year he served for 12 years as president of
Thompson-Bremer & Company.
Rev. Henry T. Chamberlain, S.J., son of the late dean,
blessed the building. Also participating in the ceremony
were Mrs. Chamberlain, widow of the dean, and the
Very Rev. James F. Maguire, S.J., president of Loyola
"This memorial to be dedicated today can only begin
to express Loyola University's debt and gratitude to
Henry Chamberlain. His greatest memorial will always
be the many who have benefited from his lifetime of
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